Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: O'Connor, Flannery
Birth Name: Mary Flannery O'Connor
's writing career began in the mid twentieth century and was interrupted far too soon by her illness and premature death. Her short stories (two volumes) and two novels or novellas spring from an ultimately faith-based vision of human evil and the power of grace, and represent a unique vision of narrow, old-fashioned life in the American South.
Guppy, Shusha, Margaret Atwood, and Margaret Atwood. “Edna O’Brien”. Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, edited by George Plimpton and George Plimpton, Viking, 1989, pp. 337 - 59.
Intertextuality and Influence
took up writing seriously after taking a Creative Writing course while doing her degree in Print Journalism at the Carleton University School of Journalism
in Ottawa, Canada. During the 1960s and 1970s she...
She delights in the surfaces and textures of her material and in the power to make the familiar or the ordinary into something strange through control of the deceptively linear narrative grammar of her stories...